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Mrs Furniss

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Homework week ending 14.6.2019



We are enjoying our topic about the Romans. Earlier in the week, we covered the reasons why the Romans wanted to invade Britain, and we used atlases to identify which countries were invaded. Today we looked in more detail at what life was like in Roman times. Please encourage your child to find out more information about what it would have been like to live in Roman times. The BBC website has some good video clips to support the learning about the Romans. If the children type KS2 within the search, the pages should be appropriate to their age group.


Please continue to practise the words from the spelling list. This week we have looked at words with the prefix dis-. Please click the main title to open this post. The spelling list has been added at the bottom of the page.


The children have enjoyed the speed challenge of recalling addition number facts and times table facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables to beat their score from the previous day. I have seen good improvements with all the children over the past two weeks. Next week the focus will be on multiplication and division facts for various tables. Please encourage your child to practise division facts in particular for the tables they are learning.

  • Published in Year 3

Fantastic story writing in Year 3!

We started our Romans topic this week with the story of Romulus and Remus. I am so thrilled with all the children for their retelling of this story. The stories are too good to be hidden away in the children’s writing books, so I would love to share the stories with you all. Next week, if you have time to call into the classroom after school, please come and read the work your child has produced. The children have written in the books they used in year 2, so it is lovely to go back through the book to see the progress your child has made over the year. The children love to do this!

  • Published in Year 3

Homework week ending 7.6.2019

Spellings for our topic about the Romans

Here are some words the children will be using during their topic about the Romans. Please help your child to read all the words. These words will be available in school for the children to choose from when they are writing, but if they can independently spell some of these words, it will improve the pace at which they write.

Rome   Roman   mosaic   soldier   Empire   Colosseum   shield   villa   armour   toga   gladiator   slave chariot


This term we are working to improve recall of times table facts. Your child has been assessed in school, and they have been given a sheet appropriate to their learning needs. Some children are able to skip count up in multiples of a number (3,6,9,12 etc), but they cannot recall facts when questioned (eg what is 5 x 3, 21 ÷ 3 = ). We are multiplication games from Top Marks to support the learning which can be accessed at home, and the children are learning times tables songs with Percy Parker.


Next week, the children will complete a comprehension assessment. The style of questions are similar to the ones on the sheet the children have been given. Please encourage your child to look closely at the text to identify where the answers are before answering the questions.

  • Published in Year 3

Homework week ending 24th May



Next term there will be a big focus on mental calculations. Your child has been given a few ideas of games to play to make this learning task fun.

There are also lots of interactive games on including ‘Hit the Button’, to help improve calculation speed in a fun way.


Next term our science topic will be about plants. Please encourage your child to notice the plants they can see in their local area. When preparing meals, help your child to look at the ingredients to identify which parts of the plants we eat. What seeds do they eat? What roots do they eat? We will look in detail at this in school, but any pre-learning would be very useful.

Have a lovely holiday!

  • Published in Year 3
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